Sysamone Phaphon is a single mom of two. She's lived in the east bay area for 15+ years. She currently works full time as the Head of Growth for Vertosa, Sysamone implements strategies to increase workflow efficiencies so the company can continue to scale and achieve new successes. Her role touches every department, from operations to sales to branding. Sysamone is also a brand ambassador for Mothercoders, a nonprofit organization helping women with kids on-ramp to careers in tech so they can thrive in a digital economy. When she's not working, she's playing baseball mom for her daughter's all girls competitive travel baseball team and lacrosse mom for her son's competitive travel team. When she has personal time for herself, she loves naps, enjoying infused products and binge watching various series on all the streaming channels.

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Cannabis Infused Products for the Stressed Out Parent

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Many veteran consumers use CBD and/or THC as a natural alternative to treat various ailments. Both are commonly used for pain relief, relaxation, elevating our moods, minimizing our anxiety, helping us focus, helping us...

What is Cannabis?

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“Leaving Neverland,” Child Sexual Abuse & Recognizing Child Grooming

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